BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – As the surge from Omicron continues to intensify, Bryan College Station hospitals are becoming strained once again, while the cities’ first responders are being affected too.
When asked if they were again experiencing overcrowding due to COVID-19 patients, Baylor Scott & White sent KBTX a statement:
“This latest COVID-19 spike is putting extraordinary pressure on our hospitals, our emergency departments and our healthcare professionals. The overwhelming majority of the patients we are treating for COVID-19 are unvaccinated, and the rising number of cases is discouraging.
We continue to optimize hospital capacity as we balance our readiness to care for COVID-19 and non-COVID patients. However, with the highly contagious Omicron variant of the virus in our communities, we each need to do our part in protecting our families and neighbors.
What the public can do to help: We urge the community to help us and each other by getting vaccinated, getting boosted, distancing and wearing a mask.
As has been widely reported, COVID-19 testing is limited across the country. We ask those seeking COVID-19 testing who are asymptomatic or who have mild symptoms to call 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905 or visit 211texas.org to find a testing site.
Please help us reserve our emergency departments for those who are seriously ill or injured so that our hospitals are ready for those who need care most during this time.”
KBTX also asked both the Cities of Bryan and College Station…